New York, New Jersey based Coast Guard tug vessels celebrate 50th Anniversary

New York, New Jersey based Coast Guard tug vessels celebrate 50th Anniversary
NEW YORK – Coast Guard harbor tugs Hawser, Line and Wire celebrated their 50th Anniversary of providing safety, security and maritime mobility to New York, New Jersey and Hudson River waterways near Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Thursday. To celebrate their years of service, the 65-foot harbor tugs (WYTL) steamed together north on the Hudson River, beginning at the Poughkeepsie Walkway over the Hudson to...

Port of New York and New Jersey open with restrictions

 Port of New York and New Jersey open with restrictions
NEW YORK – The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Gordon Loebl, has set Post Hurricane Condition YANKEE for the Port of New York and New Jersey, today. Vessel movement is limited as follows: The Port of New York is closed to all recreational vessels south of the George Washington Bridge on the Hudson River, south of the Newark Bay Light “NB” on Newark Bay, west of the Throngs Neck...

Port of New York and New Jersey set port condition YANKEE

Port of New York and New Jersey set port condition YANKEE
NEW YORK — The Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey set port condition YANKEE for all commercial waterways in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, effective Sunday, Gale force winds from Hurricane Sandy are expected to make landfall along the coast of New York and New Jersey within 24 hours. In addition the COTP Hurricane and Severe Weather Plan, additional actions are required:      Commercial...

Port Condition X-RAY set for Port of New York and New Jersey

Port Condition X-RAY set for Port of New York and New Jersey
NEW YORK – Effective 11 a.m., Saturday, Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, Capt. Gordon Loebl increased port conditions for the Port of New York and New Jersey to X-RAY, due to the expectation that gale force winds generated by Hurricane Sandy may arrive within 48 hours. Ports are currently open to all commercial traffic. The COTP will issue additional Maritime Safety Information...

Coast Guard Sector New York holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector New York holds change of command ceremony
NEW YORK — Coast Guard Sector New York held a change of command ceremony at Fort Wadsworth, N.Y., today. Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, who took command of Sector New York, as well as becoming Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, in June 2010, was relieved of her duties and responsibilities by Capt. Gordon Loebl. Loebl has served as Chief of the Office of Quality Assurance and Traveling Inspections...

Coast Guard Sector New York commander promoted to Rear Admiral

NEW YORK – Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, Commander of Coast Guard Sector New York, was promoted to the rank of rear admiral lower half in a ceremony held at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, N.Y. The ceremony was presided over by Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara. Fagan serves as Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, which oversees Coast Guard missions in the...

Coast Guard boating safety zones for 2011 Macy’s fireworks display announced

NEW YORK – The Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey has established a safety zone temporarily restricting vessel movement on waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Manhattan, N.Y., and Hudson County, N.J., for the annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks. This zone will be strictly enforced on Monday, July 4, 2011, from 7 p.m. until approximately 11 p.m.  All persons and vessels...

Coast Guard Sector New York to hold change of command

NEW YORK — U.S. Coast Guard Captain Linda Fagan will relieve Captain Robert O’Brien as commander of Coast Guard Sector New York and Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey during a time-honored military ceremony on Staten Island, Thursday, June 24, 2010.

On water security zones established for Fleet Week 2010

NEW YORK–The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey is establishing Naval Protection Zones and Safety Zones on the Upper New York Bay and Hudson River for the 2010 New York Fleet Week.